Apple Distinguished School for 2016-2017
Orana has again been selected as an Apple Distinguished School for 2016-2017. This is a global recognition program and our successful application demonstrates achievement in visionary leadership, innovative learning & teaching, ongoing professional learning, compelling evidence of success and flexible learning environments.
Read our multi-touch books to discover how the learning ecosystem at Orana Catholic Primary School aligns classic curriculum pedagogoies with student use of contemporary tools. Alternatively click here for .ibooks files.
The teaching and learning for these curriculum books is based on a whole school focus on Writing and Creating with particular emphasis on the 8 text forms of writing – texts to describe, explain, instruct, inquire, socialise, recount, entertain and persuade.
We pay close attention to the elements of good writing – voice, organisation, ideas, conventions, excellent word choice and sentence fluency – through the application of the VOICES framework in all year levels.